Kristin Leitterman graduated magna cum laude from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she studied oboe and voice. While there she was a member of the Midwest Double Reed Society, where she placed first in the Young Artist Competition and also placed second in a National Association of Teachers of Singing competition. In addition to her studies on oboe and voice she also composed. The Conservatory Wind Ensemble and two local high schools performed her first work, Mente Sensitivo for Wind Ensemble. Throughout her studies at the Conservatory a couple other works were performed. Her newest composition project is working on pieces for oboe and voice utilizing one player.
She continued her oboe studies with Boston Symphony’s second oboist Mark McEwen at New England Conservatory, where she recently graduated, and is now currently working on an Artist Diploma at the Hartt school with the renowned oboe soloist Humbert Lucarelli and voice teacher Michele McBride. At Hartt she is pursuing a path as a recitalist bringing all three disciplines together in recitals. A recent recital brought an afternoon of music to the retired nuns of The Sisters of Notre Dame in Ipswich, MA for a Mother’s Day celebration. During the summer Ms. Leitterman has participated in numerous summer festivals including, Missouri Fine Arts Academy, Eastern Music Festival, Banff Center for the Arts, Hot Springs Music Festival and the Lucarelli Oboe Master Class. Most recently she was chosen as a semi-finalist in the Concert Artists Guild’s annual competition in New York City.
In addition to performing, Ms. Leitterman is dedicated to bringing music to the younger generations. She has been teaching not only oboe, but also woodwinds since 2000. She is currently on faculty at Christ Church School of the Arts in Norwich, CT, BackBeat City in Glastonbury, CT and Worcester Academy of Music in Worcester, MA. She has been a member and officer in the Collegiate Music Educators National Conference and while at New England Conservatory was a member of a Renaissance Choir committed to bringing music and discussion to the general public and into classrooms. Their most recent presentation for school children was a performance and discussion about the golden proportion in Renaissance music.